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All scientific research has an element of risk, especially investigations that advance beyond the edge of the known into the unknown to probe the limits of what is possible and what is not. Jeremiah Arkenton must keep this in mind as he and his wife investigate the mysterious disappearance of a colleague while trying to avoid the same fate. This is a short story and a Cthulhu Mythos tale. More
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About Kevin L. O'Brien

Kevin L. O'Brien was born with a pen in his hand.

Well, not quite, but he has been writing for as long as he can remember, at least since First Grade. Writing has always been his first, true love, but it hasn't always been his career. He worked for 15 years as a biomedical researcher, then for 3 years as a web designer. However, after 30 years of trying to be published in print with little success, he has decided to try his hand at self-publishing.

He writes primarily speculative fiction -- fantasy, science fiction, horror, and their sub-genres -- but he also likes to try his hand at thrillers, suspense, mystery, and even westerns. However, his stories tend to have a fantasy element, no matter how subtle.

Most of his stories involve the following three main characters:

Medb hErenn (http://www.medbherenn.com/) -- One-time queen of Ireland, she is over 3500 years old. A warrior and a sorceress, she cannot be harmed by any weapon made by the hand of man.

Eile and Sunny, Team Girl (http://www.teamgirlforever.com/) -- They are two adorable, vivacious, fun-loving young women whose motto is ONWARD TO ADVENTURE!!! Yet trouble follows them like a love-sick puppy wherever they go.

Sir Differel Van Helsing (http://www.sir-differel.com/) -- The descendent of Abraham Van Helsing and King Arthur, she heads the Caerleon Order, the premier monster-hunting organization of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. She commands Dracula, the most powerful vampire extant, and the greatsword Caliburn, better known as Excalibur.

He also writes a series of sword & sorcery stories set in an alternative universe known as the Lands of the Dreams of Men.

Kevin lives in Denver with his family and 4 cats.

For more information, see his website: http://www.kevinlobrien.com/

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Barbara Alsop reviewed on on April 20, 2014

I first read this some time ago and really liked it. Saw a post by Kevin on FB which reminded me of the story. So I read it again and I have to say this is one of Kevin's very best, and that's saying a lot because this guy has the short story form totally under his control!
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Alan Loewen reviewed on on April 17, 2014

Kevin O'Brien has written a very capable Lovecraft pastiche and though the lecture on tachyons was a tad overlong and complicated, the characters, plot, and ending would have certainly made the Old Gentleman from Providence very happy.
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norainwonderland reviewed on on Dec. 3, 2013

This was a really good read.
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